The Sun Stand Still Devotional, by Steven Furtick, challenges the reader to make the leap into “audacious faith.” Each of the 40 daily readings begins with a Bible reference to read. Several pages of encouragement follow, helping the reader to apply the passage to modern day life and giving numerous examples from the author of audacious faith in his own life.
Sun Stand Still is not a “name it and claim it” message. While Furtick insists that God can do anything, he explains that “Faith is governed by laws and principles, but it can’t be condensed into a magic formula. God is way too big to be confined in some blab-it-and-grab-it formula of theology. His thoughts are not our thoughts, and his ways are not our ways…What we have faith for, ultimately, is God’s plan, not our own.”
Still, the author has made huge leaps of faith in his own life based on what he believes God is calling him to do, including selling his home and moving across the country in order to start a new church (which grew to a membership of thousands in a short time).
The reader will learn to grow his or her faith by learning what scripture says about faith and God’s promises, by looking to the examples of prophets and disciples in the Bible, and by being challenged to trust God while stepping out boldly to accomplish God’s will.
I was challenged and inspired by this book. I underlined quite a few passages as I read, and will be returning to the book to study it more as I learn to boldly trust God in my own life.
Read Chapter One of the Sun Stand Still Devotional.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.